I want you to remember one thing, if nothing else:
If you believe you can, it will be so.
Most innovation and change in the world has come from someone dreaming. It is that energy, to build what only you may see which fuels ambition!
They go hand in hand, loves.
I want you to be bold about what you want from this life! If you do not see it, build it! I want you to take every gift, talent and skill and master them. Push them. Explore them!
Do not be persuaded or dissuaded by the opinions of stagnant, dreamless, vapid people. Do not fear the outcome of something before it begins! Don’t fear failing or falling! It is okay to be anxious, dear ones. It is even okay to be scared. Life is sometimes scary–especially, when you are embarking on something the surrounding world thinks you shouldn’t be doing; or succeeding in a field women, Black women, shouldn’t be in!
I am raising you to Torches!
This means your power is in three parts:
Light. Heat. Strength.
From your light you can, do and will inspire. You will lead a groups, movements and a generation! You will be all God has asked.
From the heat of your Torch, you will be able expose injustice, as well as provide compassion! You will be able to be strong when it is easier to quit. You will be able to care for those who can’t, and speak when others may not be able.
Torches provide strength, even when they stand still. They are a beacon–a place of hope. This is the flame of ambition. This is the power of dreaming! Strength is power put to use! You can do, will do, so much! And even being able to light the way for someone else is just as crucial.
Go forth and do good, dearest ones! I am already proud of you.